Green Cargo is Sweden’s largest freight carrier by rail. The company offers the industry sustainable transport within Sweden and into Europe. Green Cargo’s network is developed to meet the customers’ needs and handles both small and large logistic flows. Green Cargo works with 2 200 people to make approximately 400 locomotives and more than 6 000 carriages moving. If the tracks do not continue for the last mile, Green Cargo can solve this through partnerships with 200 trucking companies. Green Cargo is the only nationwide company in its industry approved as a Bra Miljöval (Good Environmental Choice) by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.
19 May, 2014
Green Cargo’s target is to reduce CO2 emissions per transported tonne and kilometer. The climate impact from a transport with Green Cargo emits 2.2 grammes of CO2 per tonnes/kilometer, and the target for 2014 is to reduce this number to 2.1 grammes.
How is the target to be met?
Green Cargo has focused on changing the engines in their diesel locomotives to fuel-efficient engines, this process has now been completed. Pilot tests have shown positive results when it comes to energy-efficient driving and this will be introduced where the effect is the largest, namely with the diesel locomotives. Green Cargo will also work to minimise idling driving in order to reduce climate impact further. The next step is to introduce a computerised support system to all electricity-driven locomotive-drivers so that they are always aware what speed is optimal for them to be on time.
Johan Sandström, Head of Environment, Green Cargo
When the freight is transported by electrically-driven trains, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced drastically as compared to all other forms of transportation. This is a fact that Green Cargo wants to empower by working with sustainability throughout its entire business. As members of the Haga Initiative, Green Cargo can acquire new ideas and share experiences with business leaders in sustainability.
Head of Environment